" … That was a surreal moment in our career."
Life is tough. It's so easy to get caught up in monotonous work schedules, political buffoonery, and the fact your asshole roommate always drinks the last beer in the fridge. It's just a High Life Johnny, go buy your own!
Especially in these uncertain times, it can be just as simple to lose sight of the positive things making life suck just a little bit less. To speak on that, we caught up with Denver based duo Bass Physics who reflect on an impressive year of music and express gratitude for those little things that prove life just isn’t so bad after all.
What are you guys thankful for this year?
A.P. Adair: A lot of things! We played Electric Forest, which was incredible, but so was every other festival we got to play this year. We’re pretty blessed to play any festival, so we’re very grateful for that.
Luke Sims: We’ve been able to travel and spread our music to a lot of people and make a positive impact in that way. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be able to get on stage and play music for people.
A.P.: Red Rocks was also a really significant accomplishment for us. Both Luke and I grew up seeing shows at Red Rocks and we were able to open up for Savoy there last year. That was a surreal moment in our career.
L: Another big accomplishment was that we did a 35 city tour with Phutureprimitive, and everything went smoothly on that. There are so many variables when you’re traveling like that, but we made it through safely and learned a lot from it.
What else are you guys thankful for besides music?
A.P.: I’m always thankful for being an able-bodied person. I’m able to go to the gym and push my body and lift weights. I’m able to use my legs to their full capability. I can ride my motorcycle and play guitar with my fingers. Actually one of my biggest fears is not being able to use my body to its full capacity, so I’m very thankful for being born fully functional and maintaining that throughout my life. I wake up every day an am grateful that I’m able to do all these active things that a lot of other people aren’t able to do.
L: I hate to say the same, but when I wake up in the morning I think, dang, I have the ability to kind of do whatever I want and I’m not restricted. I’m not sitting in a chair. But I’m also thankful to be mentally healthy as well. It’s nice to be a functioning person. I’m really thankful for my family as well and how supportive they are.
Looking forward, what makes your upcoming show in Denver so special?
A.P.: Well now that I think about it, we’ve done a show like this right around this time for the last three years, so I guess that’s kind of how Bass Physics celebrates Thanksgiving — we have a show in Denver. We’re going to have a lot of live features. We’re going to have a live violin, a live xylophone and Clark from Dynohunter on the saxophone. We’re just trying to change up the live style a little bit. We play Denver a lot, so we want to give a different show every time.
L: When we first started, our first headlining show was at the Other Side (in Cervantes'). Now we’re over in the Ballroom, so it’s really cool to see how everything has progressed over time.
What are you looking forward to?
L: New music! And getting ready to play New Years with Michal Menert in Fort Collins (Colo.).
A.P.: We have a lot dates on hold for next year too. So we’ll hopefully get a tour together or at least a string of dates that we can announce, so we’re looking forward to that.
L: We’re also trying to get an album together.